Hudson Valley Compass @ Bazaar-on-Hudson This Sunday!

This week’s special guest, Hudson Valley Compass, is one our amazing presenters. They’ve launched a compressive guide to the Hudson Valley and we’re thrilled to be in the front row of their rapidly growing success. Some of the H.V.C team will be on hand this Sunday to provide insight into near-by and Hudson Valley-wide sites, sounds, and bites. If you’re looking for a hike, a romantic date, or a one of-a-kind adventure, these informed ladies can help get you on the right track, or in some cases paddle boat.

Join them and all of our amazing vendors at Bazaar-on-Hudson this Sunday the 13th from 10:30-4:30 pm. Remember to #Hashtage #HVCompass when you visit and tell ‘em we sent you! They’ll be selling limited edition Hudson Valley badges and postcards to write home about. Can’t wait to see everyone riverside in Cold Spring, NY!

About Hudson Valley Compass:

“Paddling the Hudson River. Feasting at farm-to-table dinners. Joining friends at local festivals. Celebrating local artisans and the inspiration behind their lives and work. Hudson Valley Compass is a community of social-scene enthusiasts and outdoors thrill seekers. Our goal is to help you navigate curated adventures, experiences and handcrafted offerings. Whether you’re a lifetime resident, on a weekend scavenger hunt, or considering what a short drive up from NYC has to offer, our contributors are hand-picking each and every Destination, Scoop, Itinerary, and Event we feature. Hudson Valley Compass is dedicated to bringing you the experiences that best capture the beauty of this region. We hope to bump into you on your next stroll through the Hudson Valley– “Where the River meets the Scene.”

Vendor Guide for Bazaar-on-Hudson #vendor #love

Bazaar-On-Hudson is a thoughtfully curated indoor flea market brought to you by two local Cold Spring, New York brick and mortar businesses. Both proprietors (Cold Spring Coffee Pantry & The Living Room) are New York City ex-pats who are part of the great Northern migration to the mid-Hudson Valley.  Together, they will continue to help promote economic revitalization and endeavor to present some of the finest local artisan goods from the Hudson Valley & New York City.

Here is a helpful vendor guide for Bazaar-on-Hudson. If you’ve got questions about when your picks will be at the market, join the Bazaar-on-Hudson Facebook event page and post any questions you have about vendors and start times for the market! We’re so excited! Every Sunday through July 27th, Cold Spring Coffee Pantry will be selling pour-over coffee and Ella’s Bellas of Beacon will be selling their delicious baked treats.

Vendors: GRAIN, Rebecca Peacock Jewelry

Art & Gift (Photography, Letter Press, Prints):

Wishbone Letter Press – Stationery & Printmaking

Cynla – Stationery & Prints

Dana Anders - Felt Notebooks, Picture Frames and Goods

Blackbird and Peacock – Notebooks & Screen-printed Wearables

Jaci Berkopec Photography – Framed Prints

Anna Bergin – Oil on Canvas Prints 

Julie Tooth – Paintings

Furniture:

Rex Hill Furniture – Contemporary Furniture

Grain – Woodworking & Lighting

Clothes- Vintage and One-of-a-kind:

Pima Doll – Cotton Tees and Hand Knits

Sisters Dell – Vintage Clothes

The Frock Swap – Vintage Clothes

Gwenno James Designs – Hand Printed Fashion

The Bedford Life – Handmade Kitchen & Baby Accessories

Huzzah – Hand Knits, Felt Accessories & Home Decor 

Reservoir and Wood- One-of-a-kind Clothes

Mine Is Yours – Apparel & Totes 

Vendors: Gwenno James Designs, New Prospect Pottery

Handbags and Messenger Bags:

Erin Dana – Luxury bags of all sizes

Lock and Key Leathers – One-of-a-kind Leather Bags and Totes

Miss B’s Fair Trade- One-of-a-kid Handbags

Jewelry:

Kit Burke-Smith Jewelry – Wearable Art and Jewelry

Pulp Sushi – Vintage Inspired Handmade Jewelry

Rebecca Peacock Jewelry – Contemporary Handmade Jewelry

Merry Alchemy Jewelry – Innocent Homemade Jewelry

Jason Yoder Studio – Handmade Jewelry

Soaps and Beauty:

Terra Flora Botanicals – Fresh Oils, Infusons, Creams, Hydrosoils

Pottery & Ceramics:

New Prospect Pottery- Pottery

East Mountain Girl- Handmade Ceramics 

Ceruleanblue – Hand-thrown Porcelain

Reclaimed Designs – Mosaics

Vendors: Fruition Chocolate, Beacon Homebrew

Foodie Folks:

Fruition Chocolate – Local Small-Batch Chocolates 

Beacon Homebrew – Home Beer Brewing Kits

We couldn’t host this amazing market without our beyond the moon amazing sponsors!

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Additionally: Strolby, Beacon Streets.com, &NORTH, Counter Culture, Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill, Green Door Magazine, Handsome Coffee Roasters, Early Bird Granola, Fresh Company, and Abbie Carey.

 

Bohemian Harvest: A First Look at our Fall 2013 Look Book

The Living Room Team, in collaboration with Brita Olsen Creative (B.O.C.) and Josh Strauss Studios put together a Fall Inspiration Shoot for all you autumn brides and grooms.

We went with a Bohemian Harvest theme and everything fell into place from there. The Village of Cold Spring is it’s most colorful during this special shift in season. The rich tones of vibrant leaves, the weekday hush down Main Street and the Hudson River-side views all come together in harmony this time of year.

Seen above, our bride and groom pose at one of the many nearby historical homes with the fall foliage dancing behind them. Our bride’s dress is from Wildfell Hall Vintage, owned by Amy, a New Zealand import living in Brooklyn. She specializes in all sorts of lovely throwback styles. The groom looks charming perched on the fire escape steps.

From the flowers to the table, the earthy tones mixed with gold and antique styling make for a romantic and bold color palette. The brides lush bouquet seen here is by Brita Olsen Creative. Brita threw in some edge to off-set the awesome shades of pink florals . Also styled by B.O.C, the table’s gold accents add some glam to the event and the harvest salad (by Brooklyn’s The Farm on Adderley) brings in the same purples and greens.

The simple lace runner, table setting, and hand-drawn menu are transportive. The whimsy factor here is spot-on. It’s intimate but not stuffy. The calligraphy is masterfully done by Kathryn Murray Calligraphy.


The flower arrangements by B.O.C are a bit mad, in the best way! The rich colors make for a statement piece great for our storefront window or used as a table centerpiece.

 The invites by Lady Fingers Letterpress are lovely one of a kind pieces bound by brown paper and accompanied by Hudson River-view vintage postcards. They are a great keep sake for guests, adding to the hand-drawn mood of the day.


There are so many amazing nooks and corners in town to capture some pre or post-ceremony pictures. Seen here, our couple poses on a lovely village porch.

-A big thanks to everyone that worked on this inspiration shoot and we can’t wait to show you more next week!

 

A Funny ( And Amazing!) Thing Happened on the way to the Photoshoot

It goes with out saying that I love what I do. But sometimes I am reminded why in a big and beautiful way. To all of our surprises, Wednesday’s photoshoot turned into a romantic moment when the pretend groom proposed for real! The bride was shocked to say the least. And she was glowing. Our inspiration shoot turned into an engagement shoot. We headed back to The Living Room afterwards for some more candids of the happy couple and a champagne toast!
As if the day wasn’t inspiring enough with Brita Olsen’s design and gorgeous flower arrangements and Josh Strauss Studio capturing one brilliant shot after another. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with. So talented and so professional!
Yesterday I was reminded of how special Cold Spring is and why couple after couple flock here to recite their vows. She is majestic in her relationship to the mighty Hudson River and her surrounding mountains. Her Main Street is charming and inviting. She is romantic and timeless.
It makes me happy to live here and run a business here. It humbles me to see the faces of people in love. I felt honored that the groom chose Cold Spring to pop the questions. But of course!
Had to share this awe inspiring day with you guys. The whole day was filled with such amazing energy and talent.
-Nathalie Jonas
Owner and Founder of The Living Room in Cold Spring
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(Folllow @thelivingroomcs @taylorvee @winawoo @thingsiliketolookat @joshstrausstudios )

Your Dessert Table: Tips and Trends #notjustcakes

We’re super thrilled to share a few of our amazing vendors, suggest some dessert table ideas, and spotlight some trends we adore. During a recent shoot we created three tablescapes with a distinct vibe, various treats, and each with a beautiful custom flower arrangement by Foxglove Floral Design Studio (our collaborator on the shoot!) based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Pamela Masters Photography took the stunning photos and Foxglove Floral Design Studio was also on hand day-of to provide expert input. Whether you are a Living Room bride or not we’ve got some tips for creating the perfect dessert station at your wedding!

 

Be yourself. If you like tons of stuff, make it rain and custom out lots of goodies all over your table. If you consider yourself a minimalist keep it bare and highlight one delicious treat.  (Pictured- Ovenly Cupcakes, Cookies by Ella’s Bellas, Flowers by Foxglove Floral Design Studio, tea sets by Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals)

 

Consider placement. Where in the space is it condusive for your guests to flow easily around your set-up and admire/taste the goods? (Pictured- Dough Donuts, Dishes courtesy of Old Souls and Juan Rosado Antiques, Cheesecakes by Ella’s Bellas, Flowers by Foxglove Floral Design Studio, Table by Durants )

Now let’s talk trends.

1. Classic book bindings are so romantic!

Using old books is not a new trend, but it’s one we can’t help but love! It’s an affordable and fun way to put your own personality into your wedding while inviting your guests to grab a cupcake or some french poetry. At The Living Room we love to get creative with couples and use the neighborhood as inspiration. We snagged some beautiful books from our local library (also a ceremony spot!). With old fashion decanters and mis-matched tea sets you can create a romantic tablescape with a bookish and classic vibe.

 

2. Color blocking baby!

A trend that never goes out of style is selecting a favorite color and using various shades of it to anchor a specific look. Green! Above, we used green vintage Fiesta dishes in mate colors, a few vibrant clear green plates, and retro pale green cake stands. Even with all the throwback elements, the stainless steel accents (provided by Foxglove Floral Design Studio) placed symmetrically make for a modern feel.

3. Drum roll please! It’s a ribbon wall folks.

Easy to make and high-impact, a ribbon wall can be used in tons of fun ways. Here we used it in the front area of our space to soften the industrial feel of the wall. Using rustic props and wild flowers, we created a space for wedding guests to hang out and enjoy the view of Main Street. Cold Spring.

(Pictured- Brownies by Sips and Bites, Pies and tarts by Ella’s Bellas, Table linens by Juan Rosado Antiques and Durants, Flowers by Foxglove Floral Design Studio.)

An Amazing Event Conquered—and Gratitude All Around


(Photo by Pamela Masters Photography)

We hosted a photo shoot, meets pop-up, meets cocktail class, meets music event in our space this last weekend and there are so many many people we want to thank! Along with creating the show-stopping flower arrangments for all of our tablescapes, Jessica and Justine of Foxglove Floral Design Studio hosted a Main Street flower (& stoop ) shop right in front of our space on Main Street in Cold Spring, N.Y. From the bountiful arrangement in our street-side windows to tea cups of local flowers, these ladies finished the tables with so much color and good vibes we had to share some teaser shots with you. Foxglove also introduced us to Pamela Masters Photography and for that we are exceedingly grateful; after a look at some advance pictures, we know she’s the real deal! Big thanks to them and all their amazing work.

It’s been a big week for us! Also view our stunning wedding feature in Martha Stewart Weddings Fall issue! #blessed #press

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Thanks are also  in order for the treats featured on all the tables. We were happy to showcase some Brooklyn pride by way of vegan cupcakes by Ovenly (Greenpoint), colorful donuts by Dough Donuts (Clinton Hill), and brownies by Sips and Bites (Williamsburg). Beacon’s new gluten-free (some vegan as well!) bakery, Ellas Bellas provided cookies, pies, and fudge tarts and Go Go Pops (Cold Spring) gave us a much needed ice-cold escape.

Newcomer on the wedding scene, Multifarious Vintage Rentals, contributed so many finishing touches to our tables and window display! They are an amazing resource for anyone looking for charming props, tea sets, or twee china for a wedding or party. Durants Party Rentals in Wappingers Falls helped with the party basics and their linen selection gave us so many options to play with.

We were thrilled that so many of the beautiful props for our shoot were sourced straight off Main Street—right down the block at Juan Rosado Antiques and Collectibles, Cold Spring Antique Center, Paul of Bjiou Galleries, and Old Souls. We were so thrilled with the beautiful decanters for our fancy-table spread, books from Butterfield Library, and a country table sourced straight from a neighbor’s garage down Fair Street just off of Main.

Special (and boozy) thanks to Hudson Whiskey for supplying us with their tasty spirits, Wil Petre of The Cocktail Weenies for helping all day, and to The Living Room staff. Additional shout-outs to the talented Idgy Dean, our special musical guest, and to Seminal Cinema Outfit for their eye-catching addition of a screening to this action-packed day.

Thank you to our amazing neighbors who contributed to the swag bagsOld Souls, Cold Spring Apothecary, Tito Santana (Angelina’s for the delicious pizza too!), and McGuire’s on Main!

We’re in Martha Stewart Weddings!

It’s here! The secret is out! We’re one of the collaborators in a stunning Cold Spring Wedding in the 2013 Martha Stewart Weddings Fall Issue. On newsstands now!

We’re a former Prohibition-era drugstore (Palen’s Drug Store) reimagined into an event space. The Living Room is located in the heart of Cold Spring, N.Y, a short and very beautiful ride from Grand Central on the Metro North.  As pictured above (photo by Pamela Masters ), Nathalie Jonas of The Living Room is beaming with her very own copy of the go-to quarterly for every bride, Martha Stewart Weddings Fall. We couldn’t be more thrilled for the happy couple and all the other amazing vendors who threw this sincere and dear celebration. Many congrats are in order to Matthew Robbins and Jack Myers. Thank you for choosing to spend such a momentous and memorable day with our team!

One of the amazing shots by Christian Oth Studio

CollaboratorsMatthew Robbins DesignJuanita More!, The Chapel Restoration, Christian Oth Studio, Tipsy Parson, Reverend Jim Rooney, Cobblestone Catering, Lael Cakes, Arak Kanofsky Studios, Vali Entertainment, Party Rental Ltd, Kate Hanley of Takemuchi Hair NYC,

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